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11/09/21

A meeting of four wolves: ballers, Beetles and 90 minutes

Two duos from Wolfsburg: talented footballers, classic Beetles, and 90 minutes together. VfL Wolfsburg players Lukas and Felix Nmecha enjoy a match-length meeting with two special Beetle 1303 Cabriolets.
11/08/21

FIVA Award: Lifetime achievement award for Carl Horst Hahn

Induction into the FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame represents the ultimate accolade for the life’s work of Prof. Dr. Carl Horst Hahn, the man responsible for the globalisation of Volkswagen and former Chairman of the Board of Management.
11/03/21

“To work at the office or from home? Almost everyone wants to do both!”

How much will people work from home after coronavirus? With a new works agreement, Volkswagen is making preparations for the much discussed “new normal”. The first divisions, including Group logistics, are coming up with customised solutions for their future collaboration. Simon Motter, head of Group logistics, and works council member Dirk Wagner talk about hybrid working and the cultural shift.
10/08/21

Starting a career at Volkswagen: The number of trainees studying IT and electronics is growing

This year, 1,150 young men and women started their apprenticeship or dual course of study at Volkswagen AG sites in Germany. Application for 2022 is already possible. Christoph Görtz, head of vocational training at the Wolfsburg site, and Burcu Sicilia, chair of the education committee in the general works council, talk about studying during coronavirus and new career paths.
07/21/21

Head meets Heart – ID.4 GTX

SUVs are booming. Their drivers love the sense of space and the sporting driving pleasure. But is it still in keeping with the times in light of the impending climate disaster? Frank Bekemeier, Chief Technology Officer for Electric Mobility at Volkswagen, and Jens Obernolte, Head of Energy and Weight Management, explain how the ID.4 GTX reconciles environmental awareness and driving pleasure.
07/09/21

Colourful like life: Volkswagen in football

With the final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium, UEFA EURO 2020TM draws to a close. For Volkswagen, the final is simply a stopover; the commitment to diversity lives on.

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Five years ago, we launched the transformation of the Volkswagen brand: With the TRANSFORM 2025+ strategy, the company has completely realigned itself. We have renewed our model range from the ground up. Volkswagen has made a clear commitment to e-drive vehicles. We are already on our way to CO₂-neutral mobility for all!
The history of the Volkswagen brand began with the “Käfer”; development work on this Nazi prestige project began in 1934. On May 28, 1937, the “Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH“ (Company for the Preparation of the German Volkswagen Ltd.) was formally established. The name was changed to “Volkswagenwerk GmbH” in 1938, and the company built its main plant in what has become Wolfsburg. However, the outbreak of war and integration in the arms industry prevented mass production of the Volkswagen (“people’s car”) – instead, military vehicles and other armaments were produced using forced labor.